Update: SR 72 has re-opened as of Monday afternoon.
Monday September 23rd, 2019 :: 11:12 a.m. MST
 
Alert

ROAD CLOSURE

 

**** STATE ROUTE 72 CLOSED FROM HWY 95/ 12 MILE JUNCTION TO MILE MARKER 38 DUE TO WASHES RUNNING PLEASE USE ALTERNATE ROUTE ******

Instructions:

**** STATE ROUTE 72 CLOSED FROM HWY 95/ 12 MILE JUNCTION TO MILE MARKER 38 DUE TO WASHES RUNNING PLEASE USE ALTERNATE ROUTE ******

The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of south central Arizona and

southwest Arizona, including the following areas, in south

central Arizona, Aguila Valley, Apache Junction/Gold Canyon,

Buckeye/Avondale, Cave Creek/New River, Central Phoenix, Deer

Valley, Dripping Springs, Fountain Hills/East Mesa,

Globe/Miami, Mazatzal Mountains, New River Mesa, North

Phoenix/Glendale, Northwest Pinal County, Pinal/Superstition

Mountains, Rio Verde/Salt River, San Carlos,

Scottsdale/Paradise Valley, South Mountain/Ahwatukee,

Southeast Gila County, Southeast Valley/Queen Creek, Superior,

The East Valley of the Phoenix Metro Area, The Northwest

Valley of the Phoenix Metro Area, Tonopah Desert, Tonto Basin,

and West Pinal County. In southwest Arizona, Central La Paz

County and Kofa.

* Through Tuesday morning

* Deep tropical moisture will interact with a strong and

developing Pacific low pressure system west of Phoenix resulting

in very heavy rainfall across much of southwest and south

central Arizona. Peak rain rates will be well above one inch per

hour at times.

* Flash flooding will likely result in road closures and cause area

washes to run heavily. Unprepared motorists could become trapped

within fast flowing washes necessitating water rescues. Water

levels can rapidly rise and flow into area homes and businesses.

Recommended actions

A Flash Flood Watch means that flooding of washes, creeks and

other drainage areas is possible within the watch area. If you

are in the watch area, you should watch the weather and be

prepared to take immediate action should heavy rain and flooding

occur or a flash flood warning be issued.

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